The Government is working to pay road contractors to enable them to complete ongoing projects in the country, Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Attah has said.
Responding to questions at the hearing of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Thursday, in Accra, he said the delays in completing road projects could be attributed to payment of contractors on time, among other reasons.
The other reasons include the capacity of contractors to deliver, even though they produce documents to prove they were capable, which had posed challenges to the Ministry.
“But at any rate government is also trying to pay them as much as it can to enable them to work on the roads to specification and complete on time,” Mr Amoako-Attah said.
Hence, the Ministry had decided to embark on a major exercise to reclassify contractors, he said, to ensure it worked with people with the core competencies and capacity to execute.
Mr Amoako-Attah said the Ministry had already started publishing the names of reclassified contractors in the dailies, beginning this week, to stem the challenges.
“So, it is an ongoing process and those who are found incapable, we follow the contractual procedures and where we have to terminate, we don’t hesitate to do so.”
The Minister said steps are taken to repackage and re-award the contract to more competent contractors.
- Full text: Kamala Harris’ speech upon arrival in Accra
- Photos of Kamala Harris visit to Ghana
- Mobile Money transactions in only 2 months of 2023 hit ¢264.1bn
- I’m very excited about the future of Africa – Kamala Harris
- I intend to do work that will increase investment in Africa – Kamala Harris
- Speculation that NDC imposed its decision on Minority Caucus is untrue – Sammy Gyamfi
- Ghana records $752.8m trade surplus in first 2 months of 2023
- What an honour it is to be here in Ghana – Kamala Harris
- Ghana’s reserves improve slightly to $2.62bn; balance of payment remains negative
- T-Bills auction: sales undersubscribed by 23%; interest rates remain stable
- The 3 MPs who missed out on voting during approval of ministerial nominees
- AMA engineer calls for ban on single-use plastics
- NDC flagbearership race: ‘I’ll bring discipline back into finances’ – Mahama says after vetting
- I am coming with a new energy and force – Ho Central Constituency MP aspirant
- Seth Kunkpe: Nigeria’s snail pace to democratic maturity
- German government supports training of returned migrants
- BoG increases policy rate to 29.5%; loans to remain expensive
- We’re committed to helping Ghana resolve current economic crisis – China assures
- NDC vs NDC: Do you agree with Leadership or ‘Rebel MPs’?
- We would all have sworn to Antoa if my dad was alive – Zanetor Rawlings
- Popular American filmmaker Spike Lee is in Ghana
- Asante Kotoko mutually part ways with Seydou Zerbo
- The I in the Collective!
- It hurts but we’ll work harder – Eno Barony on losing out on VGMA nominations
- Playback: Kamala Harris meets Akufo-Addo